Research Roundup

August 2012 Issue

Research Roundup: August 2012

Frequent cooking linked to longer life. A ten-year study of Taiwanese people aged 65 and over revealed that those who cooked most frequently (up to five times a week) were more likely to be alive at the end of the study period compared with those who never or rarely cooked. Those cooking the most and living the longest were typically non-smoking, non-drinking women who were either unmarried and lived alone or cooked for a spouse or family; used public transportation, walking and cycling; and ate more nutritious diets than other subjects.

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